Community Resources

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Please visit St. Joseph County Public Library's Community Connection to search for local organizations.


Community Organizations

The United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service has information on locating services throughout St. Joseph and Marshall Counties.
(They can also be reached by dialing (574) 232-8201; ask to be transferred to "211".)
United Way's 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory allows you to search for services and resources.
Find Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings around Michiana.
Bridge of Hope St. Joseph County is an organization that helps single mothers to find housing and to develop financial self-sufficiency.
Bridges Out of Poverty is a group of organizations working together to help people move from poverty to self-sufficiency.
Try Charity Navigator Rating to find out how a charity uses the donations they receive.
The Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform has been created to develop recommendations for reforming and restructuring local government.
The St. Joseph County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral service helps people find an attorney.
For license branch and post office locations, please visit our Online Directory Assistance subject guide.
The Local Directory can help you find local businesses and services.
Make a Difference Michiana is a website that connects Michiana nonprofit organizations.
The local Red Cross will provide information about donating blood.
Information about property sales can be found on the Sheriff's sales page.
Here is a list of Tax Exempt or non-profit organizations in St. Joseph County or Indiana.

Community Events

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County sponsors Arts Everywhere, the area's "Ultimate Guide to Arts & Culture."
WNDU has a Community Calendar of local events.
Downtown South Bend (DTSB) has information about events, stores, restaurants, nightlife and more in South Bend's downtown.
Local news stories and information can be found on the Local News Sources page.


REAL Services Agency on Aging (Services for the Elderly), (574) 284-2644 or (800) 552-7928 (Indiana only)


AIDS Assist
Local Community Health Care Centers

Housing Resources

Center for the Homeless 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 (574) 282-8700
Homeless shelters in the U.S.
Hope Ministries - 432 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 (574) 288-4842
Subsidized and Section 8 Housing Search

Religious/Ethnic Groups

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County
La Casa de Amistad
India Association of Michiana
Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
Islamic Society of Michiana
Bahai Center in South Bend
South Bend Catholic Worker Organization

Arts Groups

South Bend Civic Theatre
South Bend Museum of Art
Southhold Dance Theatre
WVPE/National Public Radio
WNIT/Public Broadcasting Service

Gender-focused Groups

GLBT Resource Center of Michiana
League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area
The Michiana Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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